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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A New Philosophy For The New Year

Many weight loss programs have come and gone in the last thirty years or so, but one program has steadily maintained their stronghold and that would be Weight Watchers. Not one to be stuck in a rut, Weight Watchers is now introducing a new philosophy to their weight loss system simply entitled "Momentum". There's lots of buzz going on about this new program, but little information about what it will do for WW members. The fact is that previously, WW had two programs that members could choose from (or change back and forth if necessary). The first was Flex, which gave each food item a point value. Point values were assigned to members based on their weight and members needed to follow the point value assigned daily. Next, came the Core program, which allowed members to eat whole foods (fruits and vegetables), lean protein and whole grains. Many times when members reached a plateau on Flex, they would switch to the Core program and many members combined both. Weight Watchers recognized this trend and now their new program will basically replace the previous programs and everyone will be doing Momentum. What Momentum will do is encourage members to choose foods that will fill them up faster so less calories are consumed. Many of these foods are plucked from the Core food group since they are whole foods and are high in fiber and water content. You can still count points, but are encouraged to eat these filling, healthy foods. The Momentum plan is being billed as a healthy lifestyle as opposed to a diet. Members will also be strongly encouraged to exercise thirty minutes most days of the week. All in all, this spells out a healthy lifestyle change for members, which is a healthy approach to weight loss any way. Of course, Weight Watchers will always have their naysayers, but that has never stopped them from helping millions of people lose weight. Also, Weight Watchers can be accessed via the internet, so if you can't do meetings, then online participation is the way to go. They always offer a three month trial for a nominal fee and you can choose to opt out of the plan if you aren't satisfied after the three months is up. For more information, just go to Weight Watchers.

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